Man denies touching himself near Gislingham playing field
- Credit: Gregg Brown
A Suffolk man has denied touching himself indecently in front of schoolgirls near a village playing field.
Dominic Smith told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that he wasn’t the person responsible for the behaviour and said he had never touched himself in such a way in public.
Smith, 26, of Farm Meadow, School Road, Elmswell, has denied two offences of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under-13 on May 17 and May 19 last year.
The charges allege that for the purpose of gaining sexual gratification he intentionally engaged in sexual activity where he could be seen by a child.
The offences are alleged to have taken place in Gislingham where Smith was living at the time with his girlfriend.
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The court heard that in 2013 Smith was convicted by magistrates of putting his hand down his trousers and touching himself in front of a schoolgirl in Elmswell and offering to meet her later to show her his penis.
He had denied the charge.
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The trial continues.